Public Participation in Budget Management School In Salatiga of Central Java Province, Indonesia

Ismanto, Bambang
June 2014
Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences;2014 Special, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p234
Academic Journal
This study aims at determining the community's participation in the management of school budgets in Salatiga of Central Java Province, Indonesia. The research approach is qualitative and data are collected through documentation studies, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. The subjects research are primary and junior high school include public and private schools. The research resources are teachers, principals, parents and school committee. The results show that the stakeholders have not been actively involved in the planning, implementing and monitoring the school budget in Salatiga, Central Java Province, Indonesia. Most sources of the education funding come from Central Government, District and Local Government as implications of the nine year compulsory in primary and junior high school. The management of the school budget is set according to the Law and Government Regulation on the Financial State/Region. The public's role limitation is inconsistent with the principle of school based management as the embodiment of decentralized education in Indonesia.


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